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JAPAN Pavilion EXPO 2000 Hannover Lantern Car “Firefly”

JAPAN Pavilion EXPO 2000 Hannover Lantern Car “Firefly”Hannover,Germany 2000

An electric car conceived and designed by chalcographer Yoko Yamamoto. The car was crafted both inside and outside with the new 3-dimensional washi making method using resin developed by Horiki. It runs at a top speed of 125 km/h carrying two people. It is called “firefly”, since it shines from inside as it moves. In 2005, the work was exhibited at the JAPAN Pavilion EXPO 2000 Hannover as a concept car of Aichi Expo which was held based on the theme “wisdom of nature”